Stakesby Straight

Our Renewed Aims, Vision

and Values

 

Children are at the forefront of all that we do and aspire to do. We want them to be confident, successful and ambitious. We take learning seriously and work together to create a vibrant culture in which this can happen.

We envisage an academy where well-led, highly skilled and committed professionals collaborate, learn and innovate together so that all learners have access to effective and innovative provision that meets their needs and aspirations.

We want to add value to achievement and raise standards. We also want to change lives. We know this requires our provision and our practice to be world class and we understand that good will not always be good enough and that we need to develop a shared appreciation of excellence and then strive to put this in place this every day.

 

In 2018, we asked everyone in our community to contribute to a review of our vision, aims and values. Our current aims and principles have served us well over the last few years and we are proud of how the school has developed. However, now that we’ve become an academy, we wanted to have another think about what we do here. We intend to improve still further and want to check that we are all working together with the same ideas of what we think is best for Stakesby children.

We asked everyone three questions, looking for the top three qualities, traits or attitudes.

What kind of people do we want children leaving Stakesby to be?

Top of the list across the school was KIND, followed closely by HONEST, then THOUGHTFUL, and HELPFUL.

 

What kind of attitudes to learning do we want to encourage?

The top attitudes were ENTHUSIASTIC, COMMITTED, DETERMINED followed by PERSEVERING and RESILIENT.

 

In addition to fluency in Reading, Writing and Maths, which skills or competencies do we consider most important to prepare them for life in the 21st Century?

The top three were LISTENING WELL TO OTHERS; MAKING GOOD DECISIONS; and SPEAKING CONFIDENTLY TO A GROUP.

LIVING ALONGSIDE ALL FAITHS, ETHNICITIES AND CULTURES WITH RESPECT and WORKING WELL IN A TEAM were also popular.

 

It was clear from the range of responses that we all understand that learning is not always easy. It takes effort, stickability and perseverence.

We are also clear that we want to continue to encourage kindness and inclusion in our learning community.

We have brought all this together under our new vision statement:

Our key attitudes have remained the same but we have expanded them to include key qualities that encourage our learners to have a Growth Mindset.

 

 

 

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